December 16, 2012


“Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. ”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Christian’s Birthday

September 8, 2012




“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.
I wish for all this to be marked on by body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography – to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience.”
― Michael Ondaatje

Jen’s Annual Pig Roast

August 24, 2011

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“The answer to any malaise consisted in going deeper into it and not trying to escape into some mythical land of make-believe. “ –David Brookes

April’s Birthday

May 10, 2011

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Thanksgiving 2010

November 26, 2010

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“We are now about to take our leave and kind farewell to our native land, the country the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that country that gave us birth, it is with sorrow we are forced by the white man to quit the scenes of our childhood…we bid farewell to it and all we hold dear.” -Tsalagi (Cherokee) Vice Chief speaking of The Trail of Tears, November 4, 1838

JP’s Memorial

November 26, 2010

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“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”
–Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior

Charlotte’s Baby Shower

August 21, 2010

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"I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible."
—John Steinbeck

Happy Birthday, Emmah

August 7, 2010

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April 4, 2010

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Maverick Bean

April 2, 2010

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